43 CFR 3105.2-3 - Requirements.

§ 3105.2-3 Requirements.

(a) The communitization or drilling agreement shall describe the separate tracts comprising the drilling or spacing unit, shall show the apportionment of the production or royalties to the several parties and the name of the operator, and shall contain adequate provisions for the protection of the interests of the United States. The agreement shall be signed by or on behalf of all necessary parties and shall be filed prior to the expiration of the Federal lease(s) involved in order to confer the benefits of the agreement upon such lease(s).

(b) The agreement shall be effective as to the Federal lease(s) involved only if approved by the authorized officer. Approved communitization agreements are considered effective from the date of the agreement or from the date of the onset of production from the communitized formation, whichever is earlier, except when the spacing unit is subject to a State pooling order after the date of first sale, then the effective date of the agreement may be the effective date of the order.

(c) The public interest requirement for an approved communitization agreement shall be satisfied only if the well dedicated thereto has been completed for production in the communitized formation at the time the agreement is approved or, if not, that the operator thereafter commences and/or diligently continues drilling operations to a depth sufficient to test the communitized formation or establish to the satisfaction of the authorized officer that further drilling of the well would be unwarranted or impracticable. If an application is received for voluntary termination of a communitization agreement during its fixed term or such an agreement automatically expires at the end of its fixed term without the public interest requirement having been satisfied, the approval of that agreement by the authorized officer shall be invalid and no Federal lease shall be eligible for extension under § 3107.4 of this title.

[ 53 FR 17355, May 16, 1988]

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United States Code

§ 181 - Lands subject to disposition; persons entitled to benefits; reciprocal privileges; helium rights reserved

§ 182 - Lands disposed of with reservation of deposits of coal, etc.

§ 183 - Cancellation of prospecting permits

§ 184 - Limitations on leases held, owned or controlled by persons, associations or corporations

§ 184a - Authorization of States to include in agreements for conservation of oil and gas resources lands acquired from United States

§ 185 - Rights-of-way for pipelines through Federal lands

§ 186 - Reservation of easements or rights-of-way for working purposes; reservation of right to dispose of surface of lands; determination before offering of lease; easement periods

§ 187 - Assignment or subletting of leases; relinquishment of rights under leases; conditions in leases for protection of diverse interests in operation of mines, wells, etc.; State laws not impaired

§ 187a - Oil or gas leases; partial assignments

§ 187b - Oil or gas leases; written relinquishment of rights; release of obligations

§ 188 - Failure to comply with provisions of lease

§ 188a - Surrender of leases

§ 189 - Rules and regulations; boundary lines; State rights unaffected; taxation

§ 190 - Oath; requirement; form; blanks

§ 191 - Disposition of moneys received

§ 191a - Late payment charges under Federal mineral leases

§ 191b - Collection of unpaid and underpaid royalties and late payment interest owed by lessees

§ 192 - Payment of royalties in oil or gas; sale of such oil or gas

§ 192a - Cancellation or modification of contracts

§ 192b - Application to contracts

§ 192c - Rules and regulations governing issuance of certain leases; disposition of receipts

§ 193 - Disposition of deposits of coal, and so forth

§ 193a - Preference right of United States to purchase coal for Army and Navy; price for coal; civil actions; jurisdiction

§ 194 - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 644

§ 195 - Enforcement

§ 196 - Cooperative agreements; delegation of authority

§ 351 - Definitions

§ 352 - Deposits subject to lease; consent of department heads; lands excluded

§ 353 - Sale of lands unaffected; reservation of mineral rights; sale subject to prior lease; naval petroleum reserves unaffected

§ 354 - Lease of partial or future interests in deposits

§ 355 - Disposition of receipts

§ 356 - Furnishing description of lands and title documents; recordation of documents; authenticated copies

§ 357 - State or local government rights; taxation

§ 358 - Rights under prior leases; priority of pending applications; exchange of leases

§ 359 - Rules and regulations

§ 1713 - Required recordkeeping

§ 1751 - Secretarial authority

U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS
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